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EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19609. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry-style ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with last four digits of a SN, “3392” inside the toe. SN is found on left side of the lower tang, under the wood, along with stamped initials “RV”. Top tang channel of buttstock, which is probably an old replacement, shows evidence of having been altered and has an internal crack which reaches onto the comb of the stock. Forend cap has an integral sling stud with wire sling loop and top flat of bbl has the 2-line Henry’s and King’s Patent markings. Buttstock is without sling swivel. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a smooth plum blue/brown patina with stronger blue around rear sight; magazine tube retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy/brown patina on outer radius; receiver & forend cap show light edge wear and retain a smooth medium to dark mustard patina with a couple of battered screws; lever & hammer are a dark patina; buttplate has numerous small nicks & scratches and retains a dark mustard patina. Buttstock has the aforementioned crack, otherwise is sound with light nicks and all the wood retains a restored finish. Top tang screw is a replacement and bottom tang screw is stripped. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with scattered pitting. 4-46204 JR281 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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